JLo and Ben Affleck just made it Instagram official—and our hearts can't take it

Yes, Bennifer (a.k.a JLo and Ben Affleck) is officially back

"Maid in Manhattan" Premiere - Arrivals Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
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Nothing gives us 2000’s nostalgia quite like ‘Bennifer.’ They were THE-couple of the noughties and after months of speculation and being spotted together people were asking 'are JLO and Ben Affleck dating?', it seems as if we finally have the answer. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have just officially confirmed they are back together on Instagram and we can now all believe in love again. 

The couple first sparked romance rumors all the way back in April, following JLo’s split from fiance Alex Rodriguez. Jlo and Arod split after a two-year engagement, announcing they felt they were ‘better as friends.’ 

At first, sources claimed JLo and Ben were just friends but after they were spotted vacationing together in May, we have since been treated to several pictures of them embracing and even kissing—but now we know for sure. 

JLo took to Instagram to mark her 52nd birthday with a series of four pictures from her holiday in St Tropez.

Three were gorgeous bikini selfies, and the last picture saw her and Ben kissing. The post, which she captioned, ‘5 2 … what it do …💗’, has received over seven million likes and the comments were full of Bennifer stans.

One wrote: “It’s the last pic for me.”

“BENNIFER FOREVER!” said another.

And a third wrote: “Bennifer is back in full force!!!!😍😍😍😍🔥🔥🔥”

And another summed up our excitement very well by simply writing in all caps “I’M SCREAMING.’”

The iconic couple first started dating back in 2002, after starring in the film, Gigi together. They got engaged in the same year, with Ben giving JLo that famous pink engagement ring. They sadly split in 2004, but now they are finally back on and we’re so obsessed.

Actor Ben Affleck (L) and his fiance actress/singer Jennifer Lopez arrive at the premiere of "Daredevil" at the Village Theatre on February 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

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It’s not just us who were praying for a Bennifer reunion, even Ben’s best friend Matt Damon said on the Today Show back in May:  “I love them both. I hope it's true. That would be awesome.” 

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.